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BirchBark Foundation


101 Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; PO Box 1903, Monterey, CA 93942

(831) 471-7255

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The BirchBark Foundation provides financial assistance to families who need help paying for life-saving care for their pets, as well as providing pet loss counseling.

The BirchBark Foundation has been providing life-saving care to many animals by working with local veterinarians to reduce and cover the costs of essential and emergency medical treatment. With a vision that no family should lose a pet due to financial hardship, this organization has been helping families for 10 years.

In cooperation with veterinary partners that extend a 25% discount, BirchBark then pays up to 50% of care. This leaves the family with just 25% of the costs, helping them provide the care their beloved dog needs. 

BirchBark also provides pet loss counseling, through either one-on-one private phone call sessions or group Zoom sessions.

Lastly, BirchBark has a program called Rocky’s Fund. Through this, pets receive regular vet care like wellness exams and vaccinations, microchipping, and spay/neuter surgery. This prevents many medical crisis, saving money for everyone.

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Consider getting involved by volunteering your time, donating money, or both. Above you can learn about what services BirchBark Foundation provides to the community and easily volunteer, donate, register for services, or connect with them on social media. Visit the Santa Cruz County Community Groups directory to see a comprehensive list of organizations on all subjects that are relevant to creating a vibrant local community.

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